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A worldwide review of currently used pesticides' monitoring in agricultural soils

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Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Science of the Total Environment
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Faculty of Science

Keywords Soil monitoring; Pesticide occurrence; Transformation product; Meta-analysis; Currently used pesticide
Description The adverse effects of pesticides on the agricultural ecosystem have been matter of concern in recent decades. However, attention has mostly been directed to highly persistent chemicals leading to underestimating currently used pesticides. In this review we present an overview of the studies on monitoring currently used pesticides in agricultural soils around the world published in the last 50 years. Furthermore, all data available in the articles has been integrated into one united data set. Finally, an overall meta-analysis on the prepared data set was performed. The result of the meta-analysis has been presented in this article. It was revealed that the occurrence of currently used pesticides in the soil of agricultural regions was alarming in many countries, establishing the need for long-term monitoring programs, especially in regions with intensive agricultural activities, in order to determine real-world currently used pesticides fate and accumulation in the soil.
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